Among the new truck tires recently introduced by Michelin North America Inc. is the Michelin XZA2 Antisplash steer tire-available in Europe for several years-which the tire maker claims reduces the trajectory height of splash generated by as much as 50 percent vs. standard steer tires. They're meant to reduce the hazard that exists when trucks pass through standing water and cause a splash, seriously impairing forward visibility for car drivers and rear mirror visibility for truckers. (A story on this and several other new Michelin tires is on page 19.)
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